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Species: Technomyrmex pallipes   (Smith, 1876) 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2015)

Tapinoma pallipes Smith, 1876a PDF: 447 (w.) MAURITIUS (Rodrigues Is.). Malagasy. "Mauritius, Rodriguez Is." Natural History Museum, London, U.K. (BMNH) . CASENT0102320. http://www.antweb.org/specimen/CASENT0102320 AntCat AntWiki HOL

Taxonomic history

[Misspelled as Technomyrmex pallidipes by Dalla Torre, 1893 PDF}: 166.].
Combination in Technomyrmex: Bolton, 2007B PDF: 56.
Senior synonym of Technomyrmex affinis, Technomyrmex atrichosus, Technomyrmex brevicornis, Technomyrmex foreli, Technomyrmex primroseae, Technomyrmex truncicolus: Bolton, 2007B PDF: 56.


Reference for Kenya if not type: Kakamega Forest


Caste of types: (w)

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Technomyrmex pallipesHNS (F. Smith, 1876)

(Fig. 6)

Tramp species, in hothouses, Palaearctic, potentially to be imported to the New World.

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 22 times found in urban/garden, 21 times found in grassland, 14 times found in tropical dry forest, 13 times found in rainforest, 1 times found in Gallery forest on sandy soil, 5 times found in Uapaca woodland, 8 times found in spiny forest/thicket, 5 times found in tropical dry forest on tsingy, 7 times found in gallery forest, 3 times found in urban garden, ...

Collected most commonly using these methods or in the following microhabitats: 18 times Malaise trap, 10 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 1 times 10 MaxiWinks, mixed samples, 4 times beating low vegetation, 5 times EC32 sweeping, 4 times Malaise, 1 times 10 Maxiwinks, 3 times Beat 25 sample transect, 10m, beating low vegetation, 1 times MW 20 sample transect, 10m, 3 times MW 20 sample transect, 5m, 3 times MW 25 sample transect, 5m, ...

Elevations: collected from 10 - 1984 meters, 754 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype of Technomyrmex primroseae: casent0102318; paratype of Technomyrmex primroseae: casent0172798; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes foreli: casent0101255; syntype of Technomyrmex pallipes: casent0102320; syntype of Technomyrmex albipes foreli: casent0905070; syntype of Technomyrmex atrichosus: casent0911582; syntype of Technomyrmex brevicornis: casent0911584; syntype of Technomyrmex foreli affinis: casent0911585

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